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Baston in Custody after Struggle with Law Enforcement


On March 21st at approximately 12:30pm the Jefferson County Sheriffs Office received a tip leading us to 1710 E.  1500 rd.,in Lawrence, Kansas.  Upon arrival, and through the investigation, we learned that Russell Baston was in the garage behind the house. There was a short standoff with Baston, then he tried to flee from the garage and was taken into custody, after a short confrontation with Officers. Agencies involved are the  Jefferson County Sheriff, Douglas County Sheriff, Leavenworth County Sheriff, and Lawrence Police Department. I would like to thank everybody that helped get the information out and the quick capture of Russell Baston.

Baston is booked into the Jefferson County Jail as a 44 year old male, 6'1'' and 225 pounds.   Baston is being held at the Jefferson County Jail awaiting  first appearance on the following charges:

1.  21-5915,a: Failure to Appear Warrant on Traffic Charges
2.  21-5807,a,1:  Theft of Property
3.  21-5801,a,1:Theft of Property
4.  21-5813,a,1,B2:  Criminal Damage
5.  08-1538,b,1,C: Fleeing/Attempt to Elude Law Enforcement         


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